I was going to get into my storage garage where my 67 Chevelle is at. Pulled up and did a double take, it wasn't my lock. The owner is one of my co workers, I called him, he didn't know anything. Long story short, I cut the lock, opened the door to find my Chevelle molested. Glove box emptied, hood open, and worst of all, ignition broken out. Appears that someone was going to steal it.
Stupid morons didn't know that even I can't drive it, the flywheel teeth are sheared and the starter won't engage.
Authorities are investigating and there are a few fingerprints.
Moral of the story, just because you see a lock dangling on your unit doesn't mean it's yours. Better check periodically.
Seems like it has to be somebody that knew it was in there................................
Acute tragedy averted. I have two outside public storage sheds with cars in them. I have the barrel type locks hard to cut off but I may have to rethink keeping them there open to the public and move to a place with the key card entry system ra
That reminds me: About 30 years ago my friend Milt's late Corvair with EFI was stolen. The police weren't much interested. A friend spotted it parked in front of a tire store, verified it was Milt's, and even had the thief, who worked at the tire store, proudly show him the EFI conversion.
Milt went to the West L.A. police, who refused to do anything, so Milt arranged for a tow truck, and stole it back. In the glovebox, Milt found the almost complete paperwork to convert the title to the thief's name. That's when the police got interested and arrested the guy.
I know a lot of guys at the college here that rent storage sheds for their project cars. First thing a lot of them do is add a ceiling to the shed. All the units are in a row, and the rafters aren't closed off. Basically anybody who can get into one shed has access to the entire building, almost 40 sheds.
Moral of the story: be careful where you put your things, or they may not be your things for long.
I rented a storage place here in Hayward some years ago.
The lady that owned it insisted that everyone pull the door down to about 6 inches from the ground and then put a padlock inside through a hole in the track just above the bottom roller.
I thought it was to much hassle so I quit doing it.
One day I went there and found my lock cut off and some items were stolen.
There were other locks cut too but the door would not go up enough so they could get in there and cut the inside lock.
Good trick and well worth doing.